eir lands, or violate their customs. These Kirats are frequently mentioned in Hindu legend as occupying the country between Nepal and Madra, the ancient denomination in Hindu writings for the country which we call Bhotan.
Towards the west again, the country between Nepal and Kasmir, over which the present rulers of the former have far extended their dominion, in the ancient Hindu writings is called Khas, and its inhabitants Khasiyas. I am told, that, wherever mentioned in ancient records, like the Kirats, their neighbours to the west, the Khasiyas are considered as abominable and impure infidels.
OF THE TRIBES INHABITING THE TERRITORIES OF GORKHA.
Original Inhabitants.--Hindu Colonies, their period.--Brahmans, History.--Colony from Chitaur.--Colony of Asanti.--Success of Colonization in the West,--in the East.--Colony of Chaturbhuja.--Hindu Tribes east from the River Kali.--Language.--Brahmans, Diet, Festivals, Offspri